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Grilled Filet Mignon with Herb Butter & Texas Toasts

This dish is simply luxurious: grilled beef tenderloin smothered in a vibrant herb butter served on top of a garlicky slab of whole-grain toast. And yes, with only about 303 calories and 14 grams of fat total, this steakhouse-worthy entree can be part of a healthy diet. If you like, make extra herb butter to top chicken, fish or even a grilled pork chop.

» Grilled Filet Mignon with Herb Butter & Texas Toasts

Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Jammy raspberries and rich chocolate combine for a delicious, tart frozen yogurt. It is quick and easy to prepare, but plan ahead if you're using fresh berries—they take a little longer to freeze. Mini chocolate chips give you the most chocolate in every bite, but any kind of chip will work—dark-chocolate lovers should try bittersweet chips.

» Raspberry-Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt

Plank-Grilled Sweet Soy Salmon

Using a plank to grill fish keeps it from sticking or falling through the grate and imparts a subtle smoky flavor to the salmon. You could also use mahi-mahi or Pacific halibut in this recipe.

» Plank-Grilled Sweet Soy Salmon

"Fajita" Burgers

This healthy burger recipe features a spicy fajita burger slathered with a spicy chipotle mayonnaise and topped with roasted Anaheim peppers and a delicious slaw. Serve it on an oblong bun.

» "Fajita" Burgers

Antipasti Pasta Salad

This Italian pasta salad recipe has all the flavors of antipasto—salami, Provolone and pepperoncini— tossed together with a tangy vinaigrette and whole-wheat pasta. This healthy antipasti pasta salad is perfect for a light dinner. For the best flavor, combine the pasta salad with the dressing about 1 hour before serving.

» Antipasti Pasta Salad

Slow-Cooker Brisket Sandwiches with Quick Pickles

Make your BBQ or cookout easy with this slow-cooker beef brisket recipe. Rauchbier, a smoky German beer, gives this fork-tender brisket real pit-barbecue flavor, but you can use any beer that suits your taste, or even substitute beef broth, to achieve mouthwatering results. While the brisket is cooking, whip up the quick pickle recipe and stir together a garlic mayo to top off the sandwiches.

» Slow-Cooker Brisket Sandwiches with Quick Pickles

Fresh Cherry Lemonade

This thirst-quenching pink lemonade recipe uses fresh cherries for the pretty pink hue and light flavor. If you like, add a splash of vodka, bourbon or rum to transform this healthy lemonade recipe into a refreshing summer cocktail.

» Fresh Cherry Lemonade


Keep it simple for Father's Day with great grilling recipes, plus side dishes and dessert recipes guaranteed to please.

Celebrate Father’s Day with healthy recipes for grilled chicken, juicy hamburgers, potato salad, summer drinks and tempting summer desserts. EatingWell's healthy recipes will make your Father's Day picnic or cookout a special occasion.

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Healthy Father's Day Recipes: Appetizers & Drinks

A fresh salsa of avocado and corn is great with simple...
Homemade cherry-infused bourbon (or rum) is the base for...
Try this light spinach dip made healthier with reduced-fat...
Deviled eggs are a perennial potluck favorite. Our recipe...
This thirst-quenching pink lemonade recipe uses fresh...
Get a little pick-me-up with this orange-infused Earl Grey...
Inspired by queso fundido—melted Mexican cheese dip—this...
Plenty of black beans, salsa and chopped fresh vegetables...
This refreshing drink is served by roadside vendors all...

Healthy Father's Day Recipes: Main Dishes

This BBQ pulled chicken recipe is a fanciful...
Hoisin sauce along with pureed tart raspberries makes a...
This lobster recipe tells you all you need to cook lobster...
A quick and efficient way to cook a whole bird on the grill...
Brisket, a naturally tough cut, becomes meltingly tender...
Slow-cooked onions add moisture and flavor to these lean...
This healthy burger recipe features a spicy fajita burger...
This dish is simply luxurious: grilled beef tenderloin...
Mild-flavored tofu benefits from this intensely flavored...
Yes, steak can be part of a heart-healthy dinner,...
Why put the cheese on top of the burger when half of it...
Korean chile paste (also known as gochujang) blended into...
This Italian-flag-inspired Margherita pizza recipe is...
This corn and crab cakes recipe tastes like summer by the...
Using a plank to grill fish keeps it from sticking or...
A simple grilled steak topped with tangy tomatillo salsa is...
Seared steak topped with a dollop of garlicky aïoli makes a...
Toss quick-cooking shrimp, juicy summertime plums and zesty...
Make your BBQ or cookout easy with this slow-cooker beef...
Thai flavors—curry paste, fish sauce, lime and coconut milk...
In this recipe for gai yang, or Thai grilled chicken, the...

Healthy Father's Day Recipes: Side Dishes and Salads

This Italian pasta salad recipe has all the flavors of...
A picnic favorite, this salad combines broccoli, water...
A great make-ahead entree, this lightened-up pasta salad is...
This updated picnic potato salad gets subtle flavor from...
Tossing potatoes with a little good vinegar while they are...
These easy black beans are the perfect accompaniment to any...
This lightly dressed pasta salad gets lots of flavor from...
This quick, healthy Greek pasta salad recipe is tossed with...
Fresh lime and smoky chipotles makes this compound butter...
Grilled green beans? Absolutely! Make this grilled green...
Old-fashioned macaroni salad sometimes contains jarred...
Tossed with mayo, celery, hard-boiled eggs, onion and...
Enjoy this crunchy, refreshing alternative to mayonnaise-...
This green bean salad recipe is a versatile warm-weather...
This makeover of a Midwestern classic tops layers of...
A must-have dish for any backyard barbecue, this classic...
This vinegary German-style potato salad recipe is a lighter...
This healthy spinach salad recipe uses one avocado two ways...
Fresh wedges of tomato, thinly sliced onion and sliced...
The yellow vegetables of summer—fresh corn, yellow tomatoes...

Healthy Father's Day Recipes: Desserts

Love bananas, toffee and whipped cream? Then you’ve got to...
EatingWell reader Beverley Sharpe of California contributed...
The chopped cherries blend into the ultra-rich chocolate...
Chocolate cream pie isn’t just a diner special—it’s the...
If you like chocolate and peanut butter together, try this...
Retro, creamy and delicious, this cake is the frozen...
This cherry pie recipe is pure magic. If you can’t find...
This no-bake cherry cheesecake is an easy summertime treat...
This healthy peach-raspberry pie recipe combines a...
Jammy raspberries and rich chocolate combine for a...
A slump (sometimes called a grunt) is a cobbler with light...
Besides succulent fresh, ripe strawberries, the key to a...
Made with whole-wheat flour, these decadent-tasting...

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